Getting Started

Here’s a quick reference to the most important steps you’ll need to take:

           1. Get your NinerNet & Student ID.

Your NinerNET account is your access to university email, class registration, student account and great benefits on an off campus. Bring a photo ID and student ID number and apply at the ID office in the Student Union.

           2. Immunize.

Visit the Student Health Center and get what you need to meet immunization and health insurance requirements before classes start. While you’re there, check out the other services they provide like primary medical care, disease prevention, health education, wellness promotion, and various specialty services, including allergy injections, immunizations, gynecology, physical therapy, and HIV screening. Waive the student health insurance if you meet the requirements.

         3. Meet your advisor.

Contact the faculty member listed on your admissions letter for academic advising prior to registering for classes. Make sure your courses are in the proper sequence and that you meet any prerequisite requirements. A complete list of faculty are in UNC Charlotte's Campus Directory.

         4. Get registered.

Registration is easy. Just sign in to your NinerNet account at and go to My Student Account.  NOTE: Full payment of tuition, fees and changes is due BEFORE the first day of class. If you need to speak to someone, contact Student Accounts.

          5. Get funded.

If you have applied for financial aid, check your award status in your account. Financial aid counselors are available in the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Graduate School also has a wealth of information on other types of funding available.  Visit their Funding web page for more.

6. Pay for classes.

Pay for your classes online by logging on to Click View Account & Statements button in the My Student Account block. Select Make a Payment tab. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the payment. To pay for classes in person, bring your Niner ID card and visit NinerCentral in Cone building. 

          7. Find a place.

The Housing and Residence Life Office can help you locate on-campus accommodations, including a limited number of apartment spaces available only to graduate students.  Need a place to rent or sublet? Search UNC Charlotte's official off-campus housing database. Simply click, register, and find theplace that best fits.

          8. Park it.  

You can buy and display a University parking permit or pay as you go at meters in the visitor decks. Permits do not guarantee a parking space, nor do they reserve a specific parking space, lot or deck.

9. Download UNCC resources.

Download the LiveSafe app which allows you to send anonymous tips to police, share your walking location with friends, and access campus building directions. Download NinerGO on the App Store and Google Play for easy access to your class schedule, maps of campus, academic calendar, and your grades. 

10. Find your classes. 

To find what building your class is in, view your class schedule by going to, then clicking on Banner. Go to Student Services/Student Accounts and then click on the Student Printable Schedule. On the right side of the screen, you will see a heading Location. The name of the building will be listed here. If at any time the building name is abbreviated, you can find a list of building abbreviations and full names here. If you are taking classes online, log on to Canvas at You courses will be listed on the left under Courses.

11. Get your books. 

To find out what books you need for your classes, you can search the UNC Charlotte bookstore catalog here.  Input the course name, section, and semester for each of your classes, then click Find Materials. You can then rent or buy copies of your textbooks and have them sent to your address or prepared for pick-up in the UNCC bookstore in the Student Union.

           12. Get around.

UNC Charlotte offers a FREE campus shuttle service as well as light rail service to and from Uptown Charlotte.  Download NextRide (App Store and Google Play), the mobile app with real-time information on Campus Shuttles and SafeRide transports. Download printable maps or use UNCC's interactive campus map to get around on campus. The LifeSafe app also provides quick GPS walking directions to campus buildings. 

*If you are an international student, visit the International Student and Scholar's Office (ISSO) for check-in information and take a look at ISSO's New International Student Orientation checklist.